The week’s best clips, singles, downloads and audiostreams
HAIM Little of Your Love
In a depressing week, when it appears psychopaths everywhere have agreed that live music concerts are the ideal venue for meting out harm against innocent people, there isn’t a hell of a lot to be cheerful about. But I’d be willing to bet the Haim sisters line dancing in a brilliant new music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson will put a smile on your face. If only for three and a half minutes.
THE BREEDERS Wait in the Car
The Breeders’ first new single since 2009’s Fate To Fatal EP is a short, sharp blast from the indie rock past. Courtney Barnett is one of the artists reported to have collaborated with the band on their as-yet untitled new album, although it doesn’t sound as though she contributes here. They play Vicar Street in Dublin this Monday week, October 16th.
YE VAGABONDS Song Long Forgotten
Inglenook Records Brian and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn are two folk singers from Carlow who’ve collaborated with the likes of Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan and Villagers. This single from their forthcoming debut album is a long and brooding work reminiscent of James Yorkston. The album will be launched at the Cobblestone in Smithfield, Dublin next Friday night.
Eighteen-year-old Colorado native Elina Odnorlav plays the world’s most calmest prison escapee in this new video. It’s hard to know which is her most shocking crime here: fleeing the scene of an accident, receiving stolen money, speaking Bond-villian Russian, murdering her accomplice or – literally – stealing candy from a baby... (Oh wait, my apologies. The accomplice isn’t dead. He emerges from the boot at the end of the song and, really, doesn’t even seem all that put out. It turns out she’s left him a note of apology. Well, that’s nice.)